Student council raise money for EACH

Southery Academy’s school council organised a pyjama day and cake sale to raise money for a charity chosen by the Year 6 pupils, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

The children raised £124.55 from their fundraising efforts and members of school council were picked to take the money to the offices of EACH, in Wymondham, on Thursday 26 January, to find out a bit more about the charity.

On visiting the charity offices, the children were told how the money would help with the running of EACH hospices and how they have helped raise awareness of the charity’s appeal to raise money for a new hospice.

Principal Julian Goodrum said: “It was great for the students’ fundraising efforts to be acknowledged by EACH. It makes me very proud of our children to know that they chose this worthwhile cause on their own and then organised the fundraising as well.

“Our academy council are taking an increasing role in the development of the academy and this is an excellent example of their personal development.”

Emma Taylor, community fundraiser for EACH, said: “We are very grateful for all the support we have received from Southery Academy. All the staff, students and parents have helped our 131 children and young people who are currently receiving our care in Norfolk alone.”